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IWF 2010 was ‘still viable’ despite dip

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

12_iwf_01The total number of visitors to IWF 2010, including exhibitors and attendees, was 22,697, compared to 35,181 in 2008, according to officials numbers released in October. The drop was not alarming, says CEO Patrick LaFrambroise, who attributes the drop to the state of the economy.

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Future stars win Design Emphasis competition

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

12_iwf_02Since its inception in the early 1990s, the Design Emphasis Awards competition has grown to become one of the most recognized events of the home furnishings industry, showcasing the best in design from the nation's next generation of product designers.

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IWF 2010: Smaller is better?

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

08_hallbIWF 2010 had a different look and feel compared to previous shows. Without many of the big CNC manufacturers that skipped the show to redirect their marketing dollars in a down economy, IWF was downsized from three halls to two at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Still, there were more than 900 exhibitors and a general sense of optimism reigned, based on better-than-expected sales and leads. That doesn't mean anyone was doing cartwheels, just that expectations were fairly conservative.

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Standards ‘passport’ unveiled at IWF

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

16_passportLeaders of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, a non-profit woodworking industry support group, attended IWF 2010 to continue its mission of implementing woodwork manufacturing skill standards across the nation.

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Texas school first in WoodLINKS contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

14_studentsFive teams from high school and post-secondary woodshop teams from around the country were named winners at the WoodLINKS USA "RTA" (Ready to Assemble) contest held at IWF 2010 in August. The prizes included woodworking equipment and supplies donated by industry supporters.

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